Integrating creativity-focused projects can fill the gap between student achievement and provide natural differentiation to fit the diverse skills, talents, and interests of your students through the use of technology, as well as provide them with the 21st century skills they will need to succeed in the global marketplace. In this session, you will learn about the importance of "creativity," and how you may integrate this "4C" into your classroom through the use of technology & TODAY!!!

Learning Outcomes

MHHS staff will be able to:
  • Record a video presenting your interpretation/understanding of how the TPACK model intersects with creative student learning or MHHS's digital culture.

I. Fostering Creativity | (15 minutes)

The video below is a selection from the TED presentation by the creativity pioneer Ken Robinson.

To view the whole TEDTalk Presentation by Sir Ken Robinson: Click Here

II. Flip that TPACK | 30 minutes
For this activity, you will use either your webcamera on your Cromebook or a Flip camera, and sticky notes (for quick story boarding). Please use these items to create a 1 minute video about how your team will utilize TPACK in your school and classroom.

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GO to http://www.youtube.com/ or to your YouTube Icon in lower left hand corner of Chromebook.
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CLICK on "Upload" button in upper right corner.
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CLICK on "Record" button on right hand side.
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ALLOW access to your Chromebook webcam.
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CLICK "Start Recording"
CLICK on "Stop Recording"
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If video is GREAT! Then CLICK "Upload."
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FILL in video details and SAVE changes.

NOTE: Make video PUBLIC. Be sure to un-check G+, FB or Twitter options as desired.

Here are some guiding ideas/questions for your 1 minute video:


How does the potential of creativity and TPACK intersect?


How could we leverage TPACK to support MHHS's growing digital culture?


How could we use TPACK in our daily lesson planning design to better support student learning through technology?

Helpful Hints

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Write quick story board and practice.
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Do the video in ONE take, flubs and all!
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References | Additional Resources

Spires, H., Wiebe, E., Young, C. A., Hollebrands, K. & Lee, J. (2009). Toward a New Learning Ecology: Teaching and Learning in 1:1 Environments. Friday Institute White Paper Series. NC State University: Raleigh, NC.

Kharbach, Med. "Teacher's Guide to Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning." Weblog post. Teacher's Guide to Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2013. <http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/05/teachers-guide-to-creativity.html>.

Image Copyright

http://openclipart.org/ - CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication

*When done, please bring FLIP camera to Lisa, she will download your video for you ;)!*